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One Month Later, Volunteers Mobilize to Rebuild Waynesville

WAYNESVILLE, Mo. -- Destroyed homes riddled with mold. That's what hundreds of people in Waynesville are living with.
WAYNESVILLE, Mo. -- Destroyed homes riddled with mold. That's what hundreds of people in Waynesville are living with.

It has been one month since the Waynesville flood and though it may not be top of mind for many, those impacted by the flooding are still working to recover.

On Friday, volunteers mobilized to give them a hand.

The Roubidoux is hardly recognizable today as the raging waterway that caused so much flood damage, but the people who live in the homes that were damaged by the flood are still living with the repercussions and dozens of volunteers are mobilizing to help them.

Volunteers pulled moldy drywall out of Georgia Minor's home. She and her husband live right by the banks of the Roubidoux.

"It's been a month since the flood and he's been struggling with this by himself."

The way the creek was Friday is nothing like what it looked like one month ago. It roared over its banks and flooded their homes.

Right now, the Minors are living in their driveway.

That's why volunteers like Shaun Collins with the Pulaski County Community Organizations Active in Disaster -- or COAD -- have stepped in to help.

These homeowners have been overwhelmed by black mold and paying for a reconstruction project they can't afford.

"We have 229 homes where homeowners have contacted us and said we need assistance for our houses," says Minor.

If you are interested in volunteering, you can call the Pulaski County COAD at 573-337-2286.
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